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Susceptibility Testing, Nocardia species
Nocardia, Antibiotic Susceptibility
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Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC)
To determine the susceptibility or resistance of species of nocardiae and other aerobic actinomycetes to antimicrobial agents. Antimicrobials included are amikacin, cefepime, cefotaxime, ceftriaxone, ciprofloxacin, clarithromycin, imipenim, minocycline, sulfamethoxazole, and tobramycin.
Results reported in mcg/ml. The MIC is the minimum concentration required to inhibit the organism.
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Test performed on isolated organism in pure culture. Send infecting mold on Sabouraud dextrose agar slant; agar plates are not acceptable. Place sealed agar slant inside clear, liquid tight SAF-T-PAK bag and seal tape liner. Place sealed bag and requisition inside white biohazard SAF-T-PAK envelope and seal. Transport at room temperature.